Doing Family Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice

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Guilford Press, 2007 - Psychology - 278 pages
2 Reviews

Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this popular text helps students and clinicians build essential skills common to all family interventions. The entire process of systemic therapy is richly illustrated with chapter-length case examples. Rather than advocating one best approach, the author shows that there are multiple ways of working, and provides reflection questions and exercises that encourage readers to develop their own clinical style. The second edition has been updated throughout to reflect evolving service delivery models, new treatment approaches, and the increased use of medications for children and teens. It features expanded coverage of basic practice principles, the nature of client resistance, ethical issues, cultural diversity, and more.

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Review: Doing Family Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice (Guilford Family Therapy Series)

User Review  - Lauren LaRusso - Goodreads

This is a valuable book for learning techniques and approaches to dealing with the family in a therapeutic setting. It's a helpful supplement to field work, and can serve as a reference for a variety of situations and family dynamics you may see as a therapist. Read full review

Review: Doing Family Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice (Guilford Family Therapy Series)

User Review  - Scottk - Goodreads

At best this book acts as an overview of the basic principles of family therapy. It does does provide a nice introduction to the discipline of family therapy, while also inserting, albeit on a surface ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Robert Taibbi, LCSW, is currently in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.  He has 35 years’ experience, primarily in community mental health, as a clinician, supervisor, and clinical director. He is the author of several books and book chapters and over 150 magazine and journal articles. He has served as teen advice columnist for Current Health and as a contributing editor to Your Health and Fitness, and has received two national writing awards for Best Consumer Health Writing from the Health Information Resource Center. Mr. Taibbi provides training nationally on couple and family therapy, treatment of emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, and clinical supervision.

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